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Environmental Permits

MDOT receives environmental permit applications and notices from individuals, governmental agencies, organizations and businesses. These applications, to operate or construct privately or publicly owned facilities within the state highway right of way, include the following types of facilities or operations:

MDOT permits these types of facilities or operations in a manner which does not significantly compromise the integrity of state highway right of way systems, while simultaneously providing assurance to the general traveling public for the safest transportation environment possible. 

Environmental License Agreements

An Environmental License Agreement (ELA) is a Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ)-approved alternative institutional control, proposed to the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) by a liable party to leave environmental contamination in place within MDOT operational Right-of-Way (ROW).

Environmental License Agreements
Alternate Institutional Controls
for Site Closures